Stephen’s Heart Note 3.18.19
Please forgive the delay! Sarah, Boaz, and I are with a family team from Victory Life Church on a short-term mission trip in Oklahoma City at the Dream Center/Inner City Church. We speak grace to handle this new week, and peace in all your conversations be multiplied on you and your family.
Final Round #3 with our book discussion:
The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni https://youtu.be/8d0wta9pXT0 (short overview of book via Bookpal)
In this business fable, three key qualities proved critical in one person being able to adjust and interact properly with fellow colleagues and make sense of a muddled project situation: HUMBLE, HUNGRY, & SMART.
The final virtue of a team player is not about being intelligent,
but rather about being wise in how to deal with
people. Smart employees understand the nuances of team
dynamics, and know how their words and actions impact
others. Their good judgment and intuition help them deal
with others in the most effective way.
noun: nuance; plural noun: nuances
a subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
“the nuances of facial expression and body language”
The art of communication requires one to be well-versed in the exponential variations in nuance. If you desire to experience success in any relationship, especially in a daily work or home environment, pay close attention to the subtle differences that are presented in every human interaction.
Proverbs 15:18 New Living Translation (NLT)
18 A hot-tempered person starts fights;
a cool-tempered person stops them.
We are all programmed as human beings to do either exhibit violence (fight) or silence (run away) in any high-pressure interaction with others. If we will choose to view life and all its complex beauty through a Kingdom lens, then we can see more peace in stressful situations. The funeral business has given us a unique perspective on the value of life in the moment, today. I find that most of my communication is formed with the understanding that physical life is short, vaporous. The knowledge that I may not ever see the person again creates an inability to enjoy the present moment. It gives us the profound privilege to be very real and transparent with our hearts, forsaking any fake/false pretense that clouds all relationships at times. Please, please, please ponder what it would take to create this mentality for you!
I look forward to hearing personal scores on the Ideal Team Player quick test that was attached to last week’s Hungry email. We are dedicated to personal development and crave honest conversations about your world and thought processes.
Q: How would you describe your personality?
Blessings, Stephen P. Shain